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Jack Straw New Media Gallery

luminous soundscape
a light and sound installation by Andy Behrle

January 14 - March 11, 2016

Artist talk: Friday, February 12, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

We experience our world through senses that are only capable of interpreting the smallest fraction of sound and light waves. Some frequencies are captured by our eyes and translated by our brains to create images in color and shadow. Other frequencies combine to create great musical compositions when they stimulate our ear drums. What if our eyes could see those sounds, or our ears could hear the light?

Since relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2012, artist Andy Behrle has been developing ways to visualize sound and make light audible while exploring ideas of place and location. For luminous soundscape, he has captured field recordings of the sounds of Seattle to re-interpret as textures and patterns in light. Colorful spotlights representing different sounds will overlap and cascade across the space, filling the room with hypnotic pulses of light and the white noise of the city.

Andy Behrle - luminous soundscape Ayesha Ubayatilaka shows a student a recording device Jesse Minkert describing Andy Behrle's installation luminous soundscape

In February 2016 we presented an accessible workshop at Jack Straw in conjunction with luminous soundscape. Read all about the workshop on the project page.

Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, media sponsor KUOW, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.

 

Recent exhibitions

Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts (September 11 - November 30, 2015)

UGLY ME (July 10 - August 31, 2015) by Gabriela Denise Frank

Those Who Observe the Wind . . .. (May 21 - July 1, 2015) by Joel Ong

WISHING. YOU. A. WISH. MOMENT. (April 3 - May 8, 2015) by Carolyn Law

Six Sounds (February 13 - 27, 2015) by Cornish College of the Arts students

Lean-out, Lean-to (November 14, 2014 - February 6, 2015) by Zack Bent

(The) Nature (of) Sound (August 22 - October 24, 2014) by S. Eric Scribner

Thermal Dynamics (June 13 - August 8, 2014) by Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack

 

Previous exhibitions


About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to listen to our New Media Gallery artist podcasts and learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.





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